Fracking Media

DOC NYC 2017 Women Directors: Meet Chanda Chevannes — “Unfractured”

November 8th, 2017

by Kaidia Pickels

“She put her life on hold for years — as did many of the grassroots activists in New York. And together, fighting with their whole hearts, they achieved what most people thought was impossible.” Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes discusses Steingraber, the focus of her new film Unfractured, in an interview with Women and Hollywood. Read the interview

Connect The Dots – Unfractured

November 8th, 2017

by Alison Rose Levy

“We need the camera to bring these stories to life. That’s why I feel so privileged to work with Chanda [Chevannes] who has devoted her life to doing that.” Dr. Steingraber and filmmaker Chevannes were guests on the Progressive Radio Network show, Connect the Dots, speaking about activism and the new film, Unfractured. Listen here

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 11-7-17

November 7th, 2017

by Mark Dunlea

“Enough battles with temporary victories begin to turn the tide of history…” The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY interviewed Dr. Steingraber in advance of the film Unfractured‘s international premiere in New York City. Listen here

WBAI Morning Show

November 7th, 2017

by Michael G. Haskins

“I hope that when people leave the theater on Saturday they will take up that fighting spirit that is exemplified by Sandra, and all the people fighting in New York State.” Unfractured filmmaker Chanda Chevannes and Steingraber were interviewed on WBAI Radio in New York to discuss the international premiere. Listen here

Planet in Focus Announces 2017 Winners

October 24th, 2017

By Pat Mullen

“[‘Unfractured’] profiles committed activist, writer, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber as she fights against fracking and finds herself arrested in the name of her cause.” Point of View Magazine highlights the film which won the Planet in Focus Best Canadian Feature award. Read the article

Fracking Study Links Pollution, Earthquakes to Drilling in Texas Shale

June 19th, 2017

By Lorraine Chow

“The findings of the exhaustive, 204-page analysis from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science boil down to this: drilling and fracking operations bring temporary prosperity to a few and serious health and safety risks to many.” Ecowatch turned to Dr. Steingraber for perspective on this new report. Read the article

Will Politicians Ever Stop Taking Money From Big Oil?

June 12th, 2017

“When you come to a place like California and find out that there are no laws, or no regulations, that say that the drill has to be set back a certain number of feet, or miles, from a residence, a day care center, or a workplace, its really alarming.” Dr. Steingraber is featured in an UPROXX video on the “Oil Money Out” movement in California.

KPFA Evening News – May 20, 2017

May 20th, 2017

“Poor and non-white people are being disproportionately impacted by these risks,” Dr. Steingraber explains on the Bay Area’s KPFA Evening News, about the threats to California’s water and air by that state’s oil and gas extraction activities. Steingraber links the role of oil and gas lobbying funds to the lack of public health protections. Begins at 6:39 on MP3. Listen here.

Flashpoints – May 18, 2017

May 19th, 2017

Hosted by Dennis J. Bernstein

Dr. Steingraber is interviewed on KPFA’s “Flashpoints,” discussing the role of oil and gas industry lobby money in California politics, and the unique and unabated risks of drilling in California. Listen here

The Role of Industry in Childhood Cancers

March 20th, 2017

by Caroline McManus

“Sandra Steingraber, a leading biologist and herself a survivor of child cancer, summarises this dichotomy so well in the title of her book Living Downstream. It comes from a fable about a village on a river…” A letter to the editor in the Guardian refers to Steingraber’s writing and activism. Read the article